The signatories of the Agreement provided information on its application within their sector for the first time in 2008 and did so every two years from then on, in accordance with Article 7 of the Agreement which requires information to be collected at site level and consolidated before being communicated to the NEPSI Council.
For this purpose, a reporting format was developed and included in the Agreement as Annex 3. This format allows each of the 15 signatory EU sector associations to provide the NEPSI Council with quantitative data on the application of the Agreement after it has been collected and consolidated from site to EU sectors level.
Consolidated EU sector level reports form the basis of a Summary Report on the application of the Agreement to be addressed to the EC, the Member States and the authorities responsible for health and safety.
In order to facilitate reporting, the NEPSI Council created an online reporting system to ensure a harmonised reporting procedure, collection of data and therefore coherent results. Such a tool minimises the reporting effort and consolidation workload for sectors totalling thousands of sites and ensures that the same instructions and guidance on reporting are provided to all, from the signatories at European level to each site applying the Agreement.
2007 Preliminary Report on the Application of the Agreement
In 2007, the NEPSI Council decided to issue a Preliminary Summary Report on the status of application of the European Social Dialogue "Agreement on workers' health protection through the good handling and use of crystalline silica and products containing it" within the signatory industries in order to maintain the proactive efforts initiated at negotiation stage to ensure an immediate and efficient dissemination of the Agreement. Therefore six months after entry into effect, information on the efforts already achieved towards full application of the Agreement and its transposition at national level was collected.
An Executive Summary of this preliminary report is available.
2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Reports on the Application of the Agreement
In 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, the NEPSI Council adopted its Summary Reports on the status of application of the European Social Dialogue "Agreement on workers' health protection through the good handling and use of crystalline silica and products containing it".
Executive Summaries of these reports are available in EN – FR - DE from the Documents page of this website
The following guidance documents on reporting and using the online system to do so are available from the Documents page of this website:
- General guidance: organising reporting, the principles behind the system (PPT) (Update 2010)
- Guidance for EU Sector Associations (PPT) (Update 2010)
- Guidance for National Sector Associations (PPT) (Update 2010)
- Guidance for Controlling Companies (PPT)
- Guidance for Companies (PPT) (Update 2010)
- Guidance for Sites (PPT) (Update 2010)
- ENGLISH Guidance PDF for users not reporting site data (EU or National Sector Associations, Controlling Companies, Companies) (2012)
- ENGLISH Guidance PDF for Sites and Companies directly reporting site data (2012)
- Guidance PDFs in other languages (2012)